Radiation Research 91, pp. 95-103 (1982)

An algorithm for determining the proximity distribution from dose-averaged lineal energies

Marco Zaider, Columbia Univ.
David J. Brenner, Kenneth M. Hanson, and Gerald N. Minerbo, Los Alamos National Laboratory


An algorithm is proposed for determining the proximity distribution of energy transfers from measured dose-averaged lineal energies. The applicability of the algorithm is illustrated with a calculation for a Cobalt-60 beam based on a set of experimental y_D values. Practical methods for using the proposed algorithm are discussed.

Keywords: proximity distribution, lineal energies, unfolding, dose, ionoizing radiation, B-spline, minimum chi-squared fitting, Cobalt-60 radiation, Monte Carlo transport

Keywords: proximity distribution, inverse problem, Mellin transform

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